Parkers overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 4.6
  • By far the Bentley’s finest feature
  • Exquisite detail and soft leather
  • But incredibly user-friendly too

Few cars come close to a Bentley for interior quality and attention to detail – the Continental GT Convertible is no different. And the best part is you can pick exactly how you want it to look inside – whether you want something traditional or something more modern.

The basics are there that are found in all models – a set of digital dials made to look a little like Bentley dials of old, organ-stop air vents with fine metal detailing, knurled metal knobs and a seriously chunky gearlever with big Bentley logo on top.

The dashboard is big and wide in front of you, but you can pick and choose how it looks and feels. In large part that comes down to the leather and veneer you pick – with up to 15 choices of hide, eight interior roof lining colours and eight veneers (plus four more dual veneers), so you can really make it your own.

On the centre console there’s a familiar infotainment screen that borrows largely from Audi and Porsche, but flick a switch and it rotates Bond-style to either a blank panel or a set of three dials showing temperature, a compass and a chronograph. It’s a very pleasing mix of old and new.

The good news is it’s all very easy to use. The infotainment system is just as easy to use as it is in its donor cars, especially as a rotary dial does most of the work. There are a lot of buttons on the centre console controlling various heating functions for the cabin and the seats. Once you know where they all are, it’s all very easy to use, but could be overwhelming at first. Our only niggle is that the buttons are small, square and use a shiny black plastic that looks a little at odds with the finer details inside the cabin.

Is it comfortable?

  • Serene and calm interior
  • Front seats exceptionally comfortable
  • Excellent refinement roof up or down

The seats in the Conti are fantastic – they’re electrically adjustable in every direction imaginable, they massage, they heat and they cool. Plus, you can adjust how aggressively bolstered they are so you can pretty much mould them to your body.

That they’re supremely squishy yet still supportive at the same time is all the more impressive. Over hundreds of miles you’d do well to feel uncomfortable.

Despite coming with some very large wheel options (up to 22 inches), the combination of adaptive air suspension makes the Continental feel suitably wafty over some of the worst surfaces. It’s one of the ways the car manages to isolate you from what’s going on outside (until you lower the roof).

Refinement is excellent thanks to the well-insulated roof, and with it up it’s just as quiet as a regular coupe.

2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible front seats and dashboard

Lower the roof and obviously there’s more wind noise, but a combination of low driving position, wind deflector and heated seats and neck warmers keep things surprisingly cosy and comfortable, even at higher speeds.

Comfort isn’t quite as impressive in the back. While it’s still leather-clad everywhere, the backrests are quite upright, and the room on offer isn’t exactly accommodating.